BP at a glance

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. We provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging

Key facts

Countries of operation a Around 80

Number of employees

Economic value generated by BPb $403.3 billion
Replacement cost profitc $23.6 billion
Operating cash flowd £21.1 billion
Barrels of oil produced per daye 3.2 million
Proved reservesf

17,996 million barrels of oil equivalent

Exploration wells drilled


New exploration access


Refineries (wholly or partly owned)


Retail sitesg

Approximately 17,800

Refinery throughputs per day

1,791 thousand barrels

Petrochemicals produced

13.9 million tonnes

As at, or for the year ended, 31 December 2013, see footnotes below.

Our company

We employ more than 80,000 people in around 80 countries worldwide.

Where we operate

Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need.

Our projects and operations help to generate employment, investment and tax revenues in countries and communities around the world.

Our business model

Our business model

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What we do

We aim to create value across the hydrocarbon value chain. This starts with exploration and ends with the supply of energy and other products fundamental to everyday life.

Our strategy

Our goal is to be a focused oil and gas company that delivers value over volume. We are pursuing our strategy by setting clear priorities, actively managing a quality portfolio and employing our distinctive capabilities.

Find out more about our strategy and key performance indicators.


Executive management

Our executive management team and their roles and responsibilities


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Our people

Our people are talented in a wide range of disciplines and our approach to professional development programmes and training helps build individual capabilities. We aim to achieve a balance between building internal expertise and recruiting external professionals and graduates.

Our values

Our values of safety, respect, excellence, courage and one team align explicitly with BP's code of conduct and translate into the responsible actions necessary for the work we do every day. Our values represent the qualities and actions we wish to see in BP, they guide the way we do business and the decisions we make.

Our values

Our values

What we aspire to be as an organisation

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Our brands

Each of our brands has its own heritage and personality, but they all have one thing in common - they all symbolize, embody or provide tremendous energy.

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Our brands

Our master brands help keep the world moving

Our brands
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Our history

Discover the rich history behind BP and our global heritage companies

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We believe that the best way for BP to achieve sustainable success as a company is to act in the long-term interests of our shareholders, our partners and society. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer. Read more


We develop and deploy technologies that we expect will make the greatest impact on our business. From enhancing the safety and reliability of our operations to creating competitive advantage in energy discovery, recovery, efficiency and products. Read more

Energy economics

The BP Energy Outlook 2035 contains our projections of future energy trends and factors that could affect them, based on our views of likely economic and population growth and developments in policy and technology. This builds on our annual Statistical Review of World Energy.

Key reports

Our key reports include information about our financial and operating performance, sustainability performance and also global energy trends and projections.


a. Countries in which we have operations or interests.
b. This includes revenue plus interest and dividend receipts and disposal proceeds.
c. Attributable to BP shareholders.
d. Operating cash flow is net cash provided by operating activities.
e. Net of royalties.
f. Includes our interest in equity-accounted entities.
g. Excludes our interest in equity-accounted entities that are dual-branded.